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Small-town living. Big-city prices. A crisis of affordability

Hot housing markets and short-term rentals once only affected metropolitan areas. Now, they are threatening rural towns across Canada.

Jun 27, 2022

A person plays a VLT

Numbers Game: Video lottery keeps on spinning, and Nova Scotians keep on getting hurt

More than 30 years after being introduced, the "crack cocaine of gambling" is alive and well

Jun 10, 2022

A person does comics journalism in this photo illustration.

Drawing things together

How creators of comics journalism harness subjectivity to convey truth

Feb 7, 2022

Ashley Fullerton writing notes outside on Spring Garden Road.

Hunting the elusive story

Learning to do journalism, one “no” at a time

Feb 3, 2022

Angela Rafuse is the founder of My Grandfathers Cat that launched May 18, 2021. Here she is sitting with her cat Bo in Halifax, NS in December 2021.

Pet project

How one woman is helping elderly and ill people find good homes for their beloved animals

Feb 1, 2022

Temporary housing was built in 1918 for those made homeless after the Explosion.

'A new and thoroughly modern city' emerged in Halifax following devastating 1917 Explosion

After the Halifax Explosion, the city moved fast to shelter thousands made homeless by disaster

Jan 31, 2022

Gus the gopher tortoise hangs out at the feet of Heather McKinnon Ramshaw outside the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History.

The Woman Behind the Tortoise

Meet Heather McKinnon, Gus the tortoise’s best bud

Jan 28, 2022

The RCMP sign in Lower Sackville.

The duty to investigate

How investigative journalists helped hold police accountable during a Nova Scotia tragedy

Dec 15, 2021

Shannon MacIntyre took photos and videos to promote Julep Restaurant’s burger for Halifax Burger Week. The restaurant hired MacIntyre to make content for Instagram.

Dishing it out

How journalists are using food to tell important stories

Dec 9, 2021